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Forces coalesced in 2014 to grant the Philippines’ renewable energy industry its most productive year to date. Spurred on by mounting concerns over the looming energy shortfall, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has opened the sector to investment by boosting the renewable capacity approved for the renewable energy incentive scheme ten-fold in...

As the economy has continued its robust growth over the past decade, and spending among the expanding middle class has increased, demand for electricity has risen accordingly. However, while sales have gone up by an annual average of 3.89% from 2001-13, according to the Department of Energy (DoE), power generation capacity growth has lagged far...

While hydrocarbons production in the Philippines has declined in recent decades, the exploration of new territory holds the potential to stave off dependence on foreign imports, if not reverse the trend altogether. Unfortunately, a host of obstacles will need to be overcome in order to achieve any significant improvement even in the short-to-medium...

Falling global coal prices and rising domestic demand will see a growing number of private coal-fired power plants open in the Philippines by 2020, dramatically improving electricity supply in the wake of continued shortages. 

The Philippine economy is gradually on the rise, largely driven by its business process outsourcing, industry and construction sectors. The average pace of growth in the Philippines in the first half of the decade was 6.3%, compared to 6% in Indonesia, 5.8% in Malaysia and Vietnam, and 3.6% in Thailand. 

Chapter | Energy from The Report: The Philippines 2015

With large, easily accessible oil and gas discoveries long since picked over, a continued decline in petroleum production has encouraged a heavy reliance on foreign imports. While new exploration blocks offered up in 2013 could provide potential for more technically challenging opportunities in the coming years, the majority of the coveted offshore areas remain off-limited due to acrimonious...